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QAA International Membership provides vision, expertise and guidance on the topics that matter to your staff and students. It ensures your university or college is well equipped to face the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing global higher education environment.


We work in partnership with, and for, all our members to deliver high-quality services that:


  • safeguard academic standards and champion academic integrity
  • enhance the quality of the student learning experience, wherever students are studying
  • support continuous improvement of approaches to quality assurance.

"QAA International Membership is an opportunity to become part of a new international community of quality professionals and higher education institutions - including QAA’s UK Members - that is passionate about the quality of the student experience it delivers."

Benefits of International Membership

As a QAA International Member, you will benefit from:

  • informative, timely and responsive quality enhancement resources designed to support you in improving your provision
  • opportunities for staff development
  • a programme of activities that offers opportunities to learn from international colleagues through sharing of the best of international practice.

For those institutions with, or seeking to establish, UK partnerships it will provide opportunities to make new connections and develop knowledge about the UK higher education system.

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Types of International Membership

There are two levels of QAA International Membership:

Full International Membership offers access to a comprehensive range of services and expertise including resources, guidance, networking opportunities and briefings. It is available only to those institutions who have achieved IQR accreditation from QAA.

International Associate Membership delivers a valuable but less extensive range of resources, guidance and networking opportunities for higher education institutions who don’t yet have IQR accreditation but are recognised by their local quality agency. More information about International Associate Membership will be available soon.

It is easy to become a QAA International Member. Please contact our QAA Global Team who will be happy to discuss how we can help.